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22 November 2021
Fact sheet,

The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus is a pandemic. The Department of Health has prepared fact sheets, including for aged care staff, residents and families to assist in control of the spread of COVID19. It is strongly recommended that you read these fact sheets and revisit them every day or two because they will be updated as new information becomes available.

5 November 2021
Brochure,
Guides,
Handbook,

We partnered with the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) to develop 'Medication: It’s your choice' to raise awareness of the issues relating to psychotropic medicines.

Elderly lady with face on hand, and text Medication. It's your choice brochure

29 October 2021
Guides,
Poster,

The Commission has developed a package of resources to help consumers understand the new restrictive practices requirements.

Poster with: What are restrictive practices? in white text on a blue background. There are five circles: pink, grey. dark green, green and yellow with icons

8 October 2021
Video,

Listen to Hazel Hawke’s daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke talk in this short video about the effect that reducing her mother’s medication had on her quality of life.

Sue Pieters-Hawke talking

29 September 2021
Brochure,

Information for consumers of aged care services, their families, carers and representatives about the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

This resource is available in 25 different languages.

Elderly woman with her dog in the park on a sunny day

29 September 2021
Report,

Between November and December 2020 the Commission audited a sample of approved providers across Australia to assess their understanding of their refunding obligations and the Liquidity Standard.

Cover of Prudential campaign report

22 September 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides information for residential aged care providers on behaviour support plans for each consumer who requires it, as part of their care.

Cover of Behaviour support plans fact sheet with an elderly lady with pearls talking to a younger lady

12 July 2021
Fact sheet,

You, your friends and family have a right to know how your residential aged care service is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have developed some common questions that you can ask your service provider during this time.

Common questions for residential aged care services fact sheet

12 July 2021
Brochure,
Guides,

To support the aged care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is developing a range of new storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues.

COVID-19 storyboards image

7 July 2021
Fact sheet,
Language resources,

Top tips for consumers when making a complaint about aged care quality or services received.

This resource is available in 25 different languages including: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Top tips for consumers front page

5 July 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2021-13 From 1 July 2021, approved providers have updated and specific responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Aged Care Act) and the Quality of Care Principles 2014 (the Principles) relating to the use of any restrictive practice in residential aged care and short-term restorative care in a residential care setting.

Cover image of RB 2021-13, white text with a teal background and purple ribbon

1 July 2021
Poster,

Download the English Aged Care Quality Standards Consumer Outcomes A2 poster. This resource is not available to order.

Aged Care Quality Standards A2 Infographic Poster with Consumer Outcomes

1 July 2021
Brochure,
Guides,

To support the aged care sector, the Commission has developed a range of storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues. Storyboards are particularly helpful in supporting people whose English or literacy levels may be a barrier when it comes to accessing content relevant to all providers and consumers, their families and representatives across the aged care sector. 

Person Centred Care – Know Me Well resources

Image of Person Centred Care Explained storyboard - cartoon

29 June 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2021-12 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines how an approved provider can apply for reconsideration of a reviewable decision under Part 8B of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Part 7 of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

First page of RB 2021-12 Reconsideration of reviewable decisions

18 June 2021
Guides,

What are psychotropic medications? 

Psychotropic medications are ‘any drug capable of affecting the mind, emotions and behaviour'

The three main classes of psychotropics prescribed are antidepressants, anxiolytic/hypnotics (mostly benzodiazepines to manage anxiety and insomnia) and antipsychotics. Other psychotropic classes include anticonvulsants and stimulants. 

Cover image of Psychotropic medications used in Australia information for aged care

9 November 2020
Brochure,
Guides,

To support the aged care sector, the Commission has developed a range of storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues. The storyboards are particularly helpful in supporting people whose English or literacy levels may be a barrier when it comes to accessing content and are relevant to all providers and consumers, their families and representatives across the aged care sector. 

Advance Care Planning – Don’t Leave it Too Late 

Image of Advance Care Planning Explainer resource - cartoon

1 October 2020
Video,

The Older Persons Advocacy Network has produced a video - Medication: It’s your choice, to give consumers an overview of the potential side effects of some medications and their right to make informed decisions about what medications they take.

Image of OPAN video - Medication: It's your choice

11 July 2019
Brochure,
Guides,

Open disclosure is the open discussion that an aged care provider has with people receiving aged care services when something goes wrong that has harmed or had the potential to cause harm to a person receiving aged care service. With more than 1.3 million people receiving care in Australia, this is a crucial activity for providers to support continuous improvement within their service.

cover image of open disclosure framework and guidance PDF

4 July 2019
Brochure,

A downloadable chatterbox template to support aged care service providers and their consumers engage with the new Aged Care Quality Standards.

This resource is not available to order.

Downloadable Chatterbox template for the Aged Care Quality Standards

6 June 2019
Brochure,

A poster outlining how to raise a concern about the quality of care a person is receiving.

This resource is available in 25 different languages including: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Cover image Do you have a concern? Poster

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